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Watch: Eve Visits ‘The Breakfast Club’ / Talks Hiatus, New Album, Azealia Banks Turning Her Down, & More

Published: Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 by Sam

‘She Bad Bad’ and now she’s back back! Rapstress Eve is gearing up for the release of her new album ‘Lip Lock’ (due May 14th) and is hitting the promo rounds early in support of the set.

The femcee, who now lives in London, stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 New York for a super insightful chat.

Relaxed, yet poised, the former Ruff Ryder dished on her hiatus, comeback, being an independent artist, and much more. Perhaps most interesting, though, were her words on fellow femcees Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks – the latter of who she alludes turned down a collaboration request.

Peep the interview below…


There is a certain air of refreshing when seeing seasoned acts such as Eve do away with the media politics and tell it how they feel it. Indeed, without roasting anyone, the 34 year old came across classy, confident, and as an artist who clearly has more to give.

Needless to say, then, roll on May! We  can’t wait to get our ears “locked” on to her new material.

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  1. Viciousss February 5, 2013

    Insulted Kim, turned down Eve, Nicki won’t work with her, Iggy won’t work with her, Angel Haze won’t work with her.

    I’d reall like to see who Azealia will collab with when that album drops.

    • Hopsin’s Groupie February 5, 2013

      Oh nobody really…. Just Kanye West multi Grammy award winning rapper/producer and Lady Gaga. But who are they comparing to Angel, Iggy and Nicki right? Lol! GTFO. I love Eve though.

      • Slayty Perry February 5, 2013

        Girl you tried. This b**** has been lying about that Kanye collabo since last year. Remember when she said he sent her beats and then she backtracked a couple months later saying it never happened? Remember when she said she flew out to Hawaii and recorded with him for Cruel Summer and was no where to be found on the album? The b**** is a liar. Has Kanye even mentioned her name yet?

      • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

        Who’s to say she’s lying?
        Artists always record a bunch of songs for an LP thats about to drop, some just don’t make it on the CD for the final product.

    • mob: the feminization of men…..ewww February 5, 2013

      I agree! I think she is to feat on Beyonce’s new CD so perhaps she will seek to have her feature on 1 of her tracks but other than that, I just don’t know?

      I did like the fact that she jumped in PEZ Hilton’s ass though LOL, I can’t lie! 🙂

      • Hopsin’s Groupie February 5, 2013

        @Slayty Perry
        So uninformed, darling! If you knew anything about anything, then you would know that a bunch of tracks didn’t make it on Cruel Summer, this said directly by Pusha T and Teyanna Taylor. Sit bee-itch. Also Banks never backtracked, are you making up s*** like Katy Parry’s made-up voice? And Kanye has mentioned her… and met her and dined with her. At his request she performed at his party. Not too mention the shout-out she got from Kim Kardashian. Again, sit bee-itch.

      • Iggy GODzalea February 5, 2013

        At least Katty Perry has a career. Where is Hopsin?

    • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

      The last 2 you mentioned are nobodies, so who cares?

      • Viciousss February 5, 2013

        At this point all she’s got left is nobodies, I’m gonna need her to mention someone who’s going to work with her and back it up with an actual single.

      • Iggy GODzalea February 5, 2013

        Death @ nobodies. Well that nobody beat her in the Battleship Battle of the musicians poll and beat her for the cover of XXL magazine. She also got to perform with a legend on the VH1 Divas show. Pretty good for a nobody

      • PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

        Kanye just tweeted a link to her song, he already has a female in his camp — Teyana

  2. Mischief February 5, 2013

    Azealia banks rejected her? Girl what an insult you waaaaaay better than her

  3. BLACK TIGER February 5, 2013

    YESSS EVE PLEASE COME BACK! WE NEED A REAL FEMALE RAPPER NOT THIS BUBBLEGUM POP CARTOON H** THAT WE STUCK WITH!!

    • BeyFraud Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 5, 2013

      Did you buy oh she ba back???

    • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

      She’s pregnant. Even if she does come back, it won’t be fulltime. She probably won’t commit to it too much.

      • PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

        You gon remain stuck…. Eve is a FLOP !

  4. QUEEN MINAJ February 5, 2013

    YASS EVE I RESPECT YOU
    YOUR CAREER WASNT REVOLVED AROUND S** *COUGH LIL KIM COGH*
    DO YOU MAMA X3

    • truth tea (take a sip) February 5, 2013

  5. the real xoxo February 5, 2013

    Eve, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim and Missy Elliott are the only female rappers with a multi-platinum album and are also the only female rappers with grammies.
    i love Eve!

    • QUEEN MINAJ February 5, 2013

      lil kim album hardcore is still hasnt SOLD 2 million
      it SHIPPED 2 mill

    • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

      Can Lil kim get a Grammy on her OWN though?
      Do you really think she would have a Grammy right now if it wasn’t for Pink, Xtina, Missy, & Maya?

    • Trev February 5, 2013

      what type of lies lol…Pink Friday has sold more than Hardcore though…Lauryn Hill rapped her ONE album BUT her album was r&b/soul…Kim has 1/5 of a grammy but grammy none the less so i’ll give you that…Missy and Eve def had their success, absolutely correct on them

    • tits mcgee February 5, 2013

      Not true. Salt n’ Pepa’s “very necessary” album sold 5 mil in the US alone.

      They also have 4 Grammy’s , but I got your point.

      All the women you listed are rap legends. As are my rap faves S to da P!

      * blasts “Let the Rhythm Run” *

      • tits mcgee February 5, 2013

        * I meant to say S&P have 4 noms. They collected one Grammy. Still majah!

      • PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

        Not true. Nicki’s first album is Multiplatinum …. Sit _/

      • PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

        And u left Da brat out (first female to go platinum!)

        You are an idiot ! And your faux shade shows !

  6. BeyFraud Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 5, 2013

    Eve????…lol.

    • HALF AMAZIN February 5, 2013

      You tried it. You must be a late 90s or millennium baby. Eve was a crossover success. Just because she’s not commercial now doesn’t discredit anything she did before. You kids act like all stars don’t have a commercial expiration date. Take a nap with that weak shade!

      • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

        He is a gay guy that likes to sashay to corny ass Katy Perry, Ke$ha & Rihanna. Pay this queen no mind.

    • HALF AMAZIN February 5, 2013

      F******, I happen to like Rihanna and Mariah Carey. Not into Katy or Kesha however.

  7. BEYSUS OVER JESUS February 5, 2013

    #WeWantBeyonceNewSingle is trending worldwide!!!!!!!!!!

  8. mob: the feminization of men…..ewww February 5, 2013

    Eve’s new nose looks great. I can see why she had her’s done and it took nothing away from her looks. A. Banks who is this chick again? 0_o

  9. Nay nay February 5, 2013

    Ain’t nobody checking for this FLOP! Her time has come and gone. Go sit down, bask in your boyfriends millions and give him some babies!

    • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

      She is giving him babies. She’s pregnant.

    • HALF AMAZIN February 5, 2013

      You’re so stupid… Ch…

    • Princess Pocketbook February 5, 2013

      You mean billions

  10. Slayty Perry February 5, 2013

    Eve needs to step up her promo and release a song that isn’t harsh on the ears if she wants to make a comeback. BTW where is Missy Elliot?? I haven’t heard from her since Black Girls Rock.

  11. HALF AMAZIN February 5, 2013

    LOOOOOOOOOOVE HER!! She seems so real and down to earth! That “oh she baa baa” s*** didn’t do it for me at first but it grew on me. It’s very different

  12. NickiIsTheQueen/YourFavIsaHo February 5, 2013

    YAASSSSS for Eve. Giving me classy teas like a VETERAN SHOULD DO. Even if you hated my fav I’d love you for what you did with your brand back in the day and how nice you are now. Good on you sis.

  13. LIP FLOP February 5, 2013

    So many of y’all are fronting like y’all are here for Eve. Watch her album flop…..

    • F****** Hairy (Riherpes stole WFL from Leona Lewis) February 5, 2013

      That always happens on this blog

  14. Iggy GODzalea February 5, 2013

    Wasn’t this album supposed to drop like years ago??? No one is here for Eve. Missy is making a comeback, we dont need her.

  15. Boom; February 5, 2013

    I love Eve’s honesty when they were grilling her with questions about the Nicki & Minaj. Eve’s response to the questions about Nicki Minaj were the definition of Class, Honesty, Realness & Sisterhood. Eve also made a very valid point when it comes to their comparison, she said Me & Nicki are in two different lanes ( So their is no comparison when it comes to their music). I also applauded Eve when she said ” She could rock with some stuff like Girl On Fire, but not when some of her other material”, what she really said was ” She didn’t like Star Ship’s”. Coming from a Female Mc’s perspective that was Positive Critique, so her feelings towards Nicki are self explanatory. But I would like to have Nicki & Eve on the same record, it wold be dope..

  16. CiMinaj February 5, 2013

    Y’all are pretending to like eve just because y’all hate nicki!!! Probly can’t even spit lyrics from an eve song! This album was supposed to be released 6 yrs ago! the public has forgotten about her!!! Nexxxttttt!!!! STAY BITTER N PRESSED HATERS!

    • NICKI P**** STINK! FISSSSH! February 5, 2013

      GOD PUNISH YOU ! IDIOT who ia hating that b****** called nicki?

      • PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

        Let them hate, the numbers dont lie !
        Nicki was the first to do what she doing ! Branding !
        Eve had a flop clothing line, no perfume, no other endorsements!

  17. TeamEveandMissy February 5, 2013

    Yassssssssssss that’s my B**** Eve. This a good and honest interview. She was mature,grown and s***, REAL,and humble. I’m so ready for EVE to f*** the game up again. Real hip hop. If anybody can c** back strong its her. Don’t believe her just watch. F*** azealia banks with her black crusty stanky p**** ass b**** for not workin with a legend. She gonna wish she did take ur offer when that wack ass flop debut album cums out. I love what eve said about the female rappers of how they should hold each other down they could do some damage. It will comeback to bite nicki and azealia in the ass. I mean look at foxy and khias careers now. Liplock2013 I’m ready and u haters betta get ready.

  18. tamartian February 5, 2013

    eve went hiatus because of eve no one else she was dropping hits left to right so what u haters talking about? She’s coming back and I know ya’ll nicki fans are mad pressed.

  19. PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

    WRONG! EveOlution flopped ! In the words of the legendary Foxy Brown “how the f*** you catch a brick wit Alicia Keys!?”

  20. PSA (FAF) February 5, 2013

    Did y’all catch the kim shade? Kim stans are gonna b mad on twitter…. LOL

  21. Touché February 6, 2013

    Great interview. Also it’s pretty much expected of Azelia to do stupid crap like that.

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